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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Firm economics for the magic circle

Economics can be a confusing subject at the best of times, but on a Monday morning it can easily leave the brain throbbing and begging for mercy. So let’s keep it simple today: if your turnover goes down, you could reasonably expect your profits to head in the same direction, right? Err, wrong apparently. As […]

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Hope for Halliwells as trio offer takeover deal

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG), HBJ Gateley Wareing and Hill Dickinson have agreed the basis of a deal that would see the three firms take over the majority of troubled firm Halliwells. Any deal would be subject to partnership approval at each firm, with at least one needing the backing of 75 per cent of […]

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Freshfields sees turnover and profit fall in 2009-10

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has unveiled an 11 per cent drop in revenue for 2009-10, posting a global figure of £1.14bn. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) also fell, although the drop from £1.44m to £1.41m represents a marginal fall of 2.6 per cent year-on-year. Net profit was down by 2.3 per cent from £603m last […]

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Dechert, FFW and Slaughters take on Schroders’ acquisition of RWC

Dechert, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Slaughter and May have landed roles on Schroders’ acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in asset management company RWC Partners. Dechert represented long-standing client RWC with a team led by partner Graham Defries that also included financial services partners Stuart Martin and Gus Black, tax partner David Gubbay, and associate David […]

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People moves

Clifford Chance Frankfurt partner Andreas Dietzel has been elected to succeed Hans-Josef Schneider as managing partner of the firm’s German practice. Move of the week Dietzel, who has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1993, has headed the firm’s German ­corporate practice since 2002. He said of his appointment: “I’d like to thank the […]

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